Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Environmentally-Friendly Explosives

From C|Net's comes a report that German scientists are developing more-environmentally-friendly bombs. Yep, you read that right... green bombs.

The idea is that by creating explosives that are nitrogen-based (instead of traditional carbon-based explosives), the scientists can create explosives that are more stable (i.e., less prone to explode from mis-handling) as well as not giving off toxic gases. Now people who are being blown up can be safe in the knowledge that their surroundings are not going to be polluted by toxic gases after their dead.

And, it turns out, the new explosives may actually be more powerful than the same volume of conventional explosives.

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